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Jordan bans rapists from escaping justice by marrying victim

Women’s rights groups have welcomed a “historic decision” by the Jordanian parliament to abolish a law that allows rapists to escape punishment provided they marry their victims.<p>The lower house of Jordan’s parliament voted on Tuesday to eliminate article 308, which allows rape charges to be dropped …

Activism

Hounds of Love review – queasily effective

A creepy couple kill young girls for kicks in this Aussie thriller littered with female archetypes<p>Aussie writer-director Ben Young’s debut feature opens on a netball court. The camera zeroes in on the teenage girls playing, their glistening thighs shot in stylish slow-mo. This lascivious gaze …

Moody Blues

The badass women fighting for basic rights in Saudi Arabia

Women in Saudi Arabia are still controlled by men – but not for much longer.<p>From the moment a woman is born until the day that she dies, she is under …

Space settlers will face many challenges. Will the worst be a lack of diversity?

Space travel sounds super, doesn't it? But do yourself a favor and know what you're getting into. That's advice from astronomer, Neil F. Comins. He's …

Stella McCartney is sending a powerful message with her latest campaign

And it’s certainly worth talking about<p>Stella McCartney has always been an advocate of ethical fashion and environmental conservation, and her latest …

Saudi girl draws fire by posting Snapchat video of herself wearing a miniskirt in public online

A young Saudi woman sparked a sensation online over the weekend by posting a video of herself in a miniskirt and crop top walking around in public, …

All-girl Afghan robotics team allowed to travel to US after visa ruling overturned

Initial decision to reject visa applications for team to travel to a global robotics competition in Washington sparked international outcry<p>Six Afghan teenage girls are to compete in person in a global robotics competition in Washington on Sunday after the US reversed a decision not to grant them …

Immigration

Equal pay laws could be scrapped after Brexit, women's rights groups warn

Women won a record number of seats in the general election in June, but women’s groups fear Britain’s planned departure from the European Union could …

The gender pay gap has tripled under Donald Trump’s administration

Yes, really…<p>As if endangering healthcare, climate change and the economy wasn’t enough, Donald Trump’s presidency has undoubtedly been detrimental to …

This Young Palestinian Engineer Is Helping Rebuild Gaza With Waste

With little cement getting into the territory, Majd Mashharawi had to come up with a creative solution to help rebuild.<p>Three years after Israeli forces bombed the Gaza Strip–during a 50-day siege that destroyed nearly 18,000 homes and damaged another 153,000–most of those homes have yet to be …

Kylie Jenner Accused of Cultural Appropriation for Camo Bikini Ad

"Every time this girl does something, they say she is starting a trend."<p>Kylie Jenner is getting dragged on Twitter for her latest ads. The 19-year-old reality star took to Instagram to promote her new line of camouflage swimwear (just released today) and people are calling her out for cultural …

London Mayor Sadiq Khan: Don't 'roll out the red carpet' for Trump

<b>London (CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump's war of words with the Mayor of London continued Monday, with the two men trading barbs even as the city mourns the victims of Saturday's terror attack.<p>Speaking to the UK's Channel 4 News, London Mayor Sadiq Khan reiterated that he thought a planned state …

Donald Trump

Nuclear warfare and the technology of peace

The atom captivated the world in 1939.<p>Since the discovery of the neutron in the early 1930s, the international scientific community had been racing to unlock new elements and further understand the immense power trapped inside the smallest, most basic building blocks of life. Enrico Fermi, the man …

What humans will look like in 1,000 years

Humans are still evolving, So, where will evolution take us in 1,000 years?<br>Chances are we'll be taller. Humans have already seen a boom in height over the last 130 years.<p>In 1880 the average American male was 5'7''. Today, he's 5'10''.<p>We may also merge with machines that can enhance our hearing, …